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Medical Negligence Claims - Clinical Negligence Solicitors

If you’ve suffered from an illness or injury, as a result of medical negligence, within the last three years, you may be eligible to make a claim.

Our team of expert clinical negligence solicitors are highly experienced in getting our clients access to the rehabilitation and compensation that you deserve.

We operate on a No Win, No Fee basis, meaning that there no upfront costs to you. We offer a free initial, no obligation assessment of your case.

Call us on 0344 854 7000 to discuss your claim, or submit your details below and we’ll call you back at a time convenient for you.

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What is classed as medical negligence?

Medical negligence, also known as clinical negligence, is the broad term used to describe mistakes, accidents and poor care administered by medical staff, in both the NHS and private healthcare practices. It includes any medical treatment whether it is provided at hospitals, GP surgeries, health centres or even at home.

Common types of medical negligence include misdiagnosis, surgical error, and prescribing patients with incorrect medication or administering the wrong treatment. All of these issues can contribute to making an existing illness or injury worse.

How do I make a medical negligence claim?

If you have suffered an illness or injury that was made worse due to negligent medical treatment, administered within the last three years, you could be entitled to make a claim.

You can start the claims process by contacting our First Response Team on 0344 854 7000. A member of our friendly team will ask you a series of questions to outline the details of your case which will help us to determine if you’re likely to have a successful claim. Alternatively you can submit your details using our online enquiry form below and we will contact you at a time convenient for you.

Our expert solicitors are experienced in dealing with medical negligence claims and will handle your case with empathy and understanding.

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What are the most common types of medical negligence?

When things go wrong as a result of medical misconduct it can have a life-changing effect, not only for you but for your family too. Why should you suffer as result of someone else’s incompetence? Our lawyers are experienced in obtaining medical injury compensation for those that have received poor medical treatment in the following areas:

  • GP negligence such as a failure to investigate symptoms or to act on test results.
  • Misdiagnosis or a delay in diagnosis.
  • Surgical negligence such as poor operating procedures, instruments left inside the body or the wrong operation being performed.
  • Dental negligence claims for people who have suffered substandard dental treatment leading to avoidable tooth loss or making a dental condition worse.
  • Hospital negligence including patient dehydration and malnourishment, pressure sores claims and hospital-contracted infections such as MRSA.
  • Medication errors when the wrong medicine is prescribed or drugs are administered in the wrong dosage.
  • Birth injuries to mothers and children or inadequate prenatal and postnatal care.
  • Negligent cosmetic procedures such as breast implants, face lifts, rhinoplasty (nose jobs), injections or liposuction.
  • Lack of consent claims where a healthcare professional provides treatment without first explaining the risks.
  • Accident and emergency negligence claims against issues such as the failure to check  a patient’s medical history, or missed fracture compensation.

Is there a time limit for making a medical negligence claim?

In most cases you need to start your medical negligence claim within three years of receiving the treatment. The exceptions to this rule are when cases involve children or those who are mentally incapacitated to make a claim themselves.

Children do not face the medical negligence claims time limit of three years as a claim can be made by an adult on their behalf at any time before they turn 18. There is no time limit to make a claim for those who are mentally incapacitated to make a claim themselves.

What are the costs involved in making a claim?

We handle medical negligence claims on a No Win, No Fee basis. This simply means that should we not win your case, you will not need to pay as a penny to cover your legal fees. If your case is won you will pay us what is known as a ‘success fee’ which is 25% of the compensation amount obtained.

We will assess the merits of your case when you contact us and if we deem your case to be admissible we will not take it on.

What kind of compensation will I receive?

Medical negligence payouts depend on a number of different factors including:

  • The extent of your physical pain and suffering
  • The severity of your injuries or illness
  • Your current age and life expectancy
  • Medical and care expenses incurred as a result of the negligent treatment
  • Current and future income loss
  • Any home or car adaptations that you have had to make

Your solicitor will take all of the above into consideration when quantifying your claim.

Why choose us to pursue your medical negligence claim?

At TRUE Solicitors LLP, we know that making medical negligence claims against a hospital or your doctor is a daunting prospect. We have a specialised team to deal with these claims and they, in turn, have access to barristers experienced in this type of law and senior medical professionals in all areas of speciality, to support any medical negligence claims.

We handle all types of medical negligence claims including:

A&E claims
Cancer misdiagnosis
Cosmetic Surgery
Dental negligence
Gastroenterology 
Surgery claims
Gynaecology & Pregnancy 
Medical misdiagnosis
Nursing negligence
Orthopaedic negligence
Radiology negligence
Sepsis claims
Urology claims
Pressure sore claims

For a free, no obligation initial assessment contact us now on 0344 854 7000.  Alternatively, you can email us at info@true.co.uk, or submit an enquiry via the form on our website, and we will contact you without delay to discuss your case. 

 Our ‘No Win, No Fee’ service gives our clients peace of mind. 

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Our Process

1

Submit Your claim – we will establish who was at fault and submit a claim on your behalf.

2

Gather the Evidence and Arrange Treatment – we will collect all of the evidence needed to prove your claim, arrange a medical examination for you, and if appropriate arrange treatment to assist with your recovery.

3

Win Your Claim – we will fight hard on your behalf to recover maximum compensation in the shortest time.

How long will my claim take?

The length of medical negligence claims depends on whether the other party admits fault, the severity of the injury and the extent of the claim for losses and expenses. Straightforward medical negligence claims may settle within a few months, whereas complex cases may take in excess of a year.

Andrew Mayall

Personal Injury Solicitor

Newcastle Upon Tyne

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